Healthcare, education and jobs are the three main focuses of Hayden Shamel’s quest for the Fourth District United States House of Representatives.

Healthcare, education and jobs are the three main focuses of Hayden Shamel’s quest for the Fourth District United States House of Representatives.
Shamel recently served as the speaker for the monthly meeting of Democrat Women of Clark County.
According to Shamel, it is imperative to have legislators who will fight for lower prescription drug costs, high quality education for all students and for jobs that are not only stable, but will provide a livable income.
“I’m running for Congress because I believe now is the time for us to stand up and to fight for what we believe in. I’m running for Congress because I want to see those three things happen,” Shamel said.
Shamel believes that people are looking for someone who will fight for them.
“I think it is imperative that people right now get active and get involved and take back our democracy for the people,” said Shamel.
Shamel noted that she and her husband hard working educators who are not independently wealthy.
“We’re working to make lives better for everyday Arkansans,” Shamel said.
As a gun owner, Shamel believes strongly in the right to bear arms.
“My family grew up hunting, but I also believe in common sense gun legislation. I don’t think that there is any reason for our right to bear arms to be in any type of crosshairs with common sense gun laws that will protect our people and keep us safe,” said Shamel.
In addition, Shamel is focused on senior hunger.
“Arkansas ranks as one of the highest states in the nation for senior hunger and food insecurity. Approximately 40 percent of the elderly in this state are food insecure and are living at or below the poverty level,” said Shamel, who added that it is important to seniors are provided for and protected by strengthening food sustenance programs.
Social security, student loan debt and the environment are also concerns Shamel would like to address.
According to Shamel, the Fourth District for the U.S. House of Representatives consists of 33 counties throughout the state.
“I think people are tired of the partisan politics and they are ready for someone who is willing to listen to them and who cares about them. That is the reason I made the decision to run. We just want to make life better for everyday folks like us and we want to see somebody who can get things done,” Shamel said.
A native of Texarkana, Shamel currently lives in Hot Springs. She has worked in public and higher education for 14 years in central and southwest Arkansas.
For more information about Shamel’s campaign, visit www.haydenforcongress.org, or visit her blog, haydenshamel.wordpress.com.